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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

The Wedding Crashers (2005)

A minor film with some major laughs, this sexy comedy with Owen Wilson and the slightly creepy Vince Vaughn drags at times, but never sputters out.  Basically, these two guys are divorce negotiators who are incredibly cynical about marriage, and attend weddings for the sport of bagging lusty bridesmaids.  I have a serious suspicion that the script was based on someone's real experiences, by the way--psychologically, it makes a certain amount of loony sense.  There is one absolutely great line ("they say we only use ten percent of our brains...I think we only use 10% of our hearts..." WOW!) amid the shameless pick-up tactics, and enough general, genial hilarity to keep me in chuckles for the two hours this confection lasts.  Christopher Walken plays the Secretary of State, and doesn't get quite as wierd as we might like, but is still great fun. All in all, I'd give it a "B" and say check it out.  I am SO glad to see an R-rated comedy, after so damned many PG-13 "sexy" romps. 

1 comment:

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